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My Golden Birthday ⭐️

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My Golden Birthday ⭐️
Swap Coordinator:Willowmoss (contact)
Swap categories: Ephemera  Miscellaneous  Themed 
Number of people in swap:21
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:March 5, 2021
Date items must be sent by:March 11, 2021
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

It's my late golden birthday, and I think, what better way to celebrate than to spread some love around?

The only person who has to send out mail is me. Whoever my lucky partner is will get a envelope full of fun goodies. They are all pretty random and good quality stuff. (Note: a lot of it will be vintage). It is senders choice, it’s already ready and waiting to be addressed :)

Now everyone else:

-This is USA only. Real sorry :(. Newbies are welcome with well filled out profiles. Absolutely no unexplained recent 1s or 3s. I reserve the right to ban as I see fit.

-FIRST, before you even join, leave a comment of either 1) Your favorite coming of age quote, or 2) The best birthday gift you've ever gotten. Feel free to answer both.

-When partners are given, find your person's comment below. If they answered at least one of the stated questions, rate a five (maybe say something nice). I can't tell you to give a heart or not, but please be generous.

Have fun and spread some joy ⭐️

Discussion

Willowmoss 03/ 1/2021 #

Here's my quote from JK Rowling 'The Goblet Of Fire': "It matters not what someone is born (as), but what they grow to be."

I guess my favorite b-day present was life. There are few things as precious in this world as life is, in my opinion.

ThrivingWell 03/ 1/2021 #

Happy Birthday, Willowmoss!!!

Favorite quote, for our times, that could also reference a coming of age piece of wisdom is, "Without deviation, progress is not possible" by Frank Zappa..

My favorite birthday gift is the handmade card(s), that my son lovingly made for me, when he was a child.

ThrivingWell 03/ 1/2021 #

Nice on both counts, Willowmoss, and well said!

Jsereg001 03/ 1/2021 #

My favorite coming of age quote is “Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age” this is so true! Another one of my favorite quotes that may somewhat pertain to coming of age or growing up is this “Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket”

Thanks for the swap and happy birthday!!!🎂🎉

traceyj 03/ 1/2021 #

**Happy birthday @Willowmoss **

This quote comes from Betty White :)

The older you get, the better you get, unless you're a banana.

FeltPrincess 03/ 1/2021 #

My favorite coming of age quote is from the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt: "Things had happened to her that were hers alone, and had nothing to do with them."

The best birthday gift I ever received? I can't really think of one, as my birthday never seems to be a big deal to anyone but me. But I can say that the little surprises are what delight me most. Once I got a free meal on my birthday because the waiter forgot to bring me my food. That was kind of a cool present. lol

MCGalaxy 03/ 1/2021 #

Don’t let the thought of turning older make you feel nervous. Ups and downs in life will come and go, don’t make a fuss. Don’t slow down, there’s no need to worry about taking rest. Forget your age, just live every single day of your life to the fullest.

Happy 50th birthday.

As for my best birthday gift it would probably be the leather jacket that I got for my 18th birthday.

As for celebrations my favorites were ones I spent with friends: my 16th was a surprise party thrown by friends, my 18th birthday I spent at an adult performance venue, my 21st was drinks with friends after church, my 25th was a house party with friends, my 30th was a dinner with friends at D&B, my 35th was a Mets game at Citifield with my husband, daughter and friends and my 40th was a Liberty game with my friends

Honeyloveart 03/ 1/2021 #

My fav quote would be

"Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them."

I love this mindset that we have earned our place and our scars and our space over the years, and just owning that as our whole being!!

My best ever birthday gift was from my Dad who helped me set up the logistics for my first ever international trip- going to Morocco on my own for my 21st birthday! It was a life-changing experience that I truly carry with me still!

captkristi 03/ 1/2021 #

What a wonderful swap! Happy (late) birthday!

I love Brigitte Bardo's idea that "Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it." Also - not really coming of age per se - a wonderful quote about life that I love to have where I can see it and be reminded. "Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die tomorrow."

My favorite (meaning most exciting) birthday gift was the car I got at 16. That was such a magical time. All the firsts were thrilling!!

BLUR 03/ 1/2021 #

Quote from Ferris Bueller "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Happy Birthday!!!!

MauiMami 03/ 1/2021 #

"Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough" ~To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee)

tam2016 03/ 2/2021 #

One of my favorite coming-of-age quotes I have always loved is from Walt Disney: "growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional" . Definitely my philosophy of life! My most favorite birthday present was when my teenaged daughters took a canvas and made a heart with their hand prints. It is a "grown up" version of one we did when they were little.

LadyAbigail 03/ 2/2021 #

My favorite coming of age quote is "The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold." by Naomi Wolf. Happy Birthday, dearest! I hope you have a wonderful day.💖

Burger1girl 03/ 3/2021 #

As a new artist on canvas at age 54 I am becoming who I want to be ..thus this quote mm" Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been."- David Bowie I am learning I love bohemian styles..gypsy styles..layers of anklets from all over the world...making new friends who uplift me and support me and are there for me 24/7.

Jangonz 03/ 4/2021 #

My favorite coming of age quote is “The days are long, but the years are short.” This is so true and I think you only realize it the older you get. Hope your birthday is filled with lots of love.

cynaemon 03/ 4/2021 #

I think the best birthday gift I ever got was many years ago, when I worked as a Kelly girl. I had been sent to a local company for the week, and I happened to mention the day was my birthday. When I came back from lunch the lovely people there had bought me a little birthday cake, and we had a little party. I was so surprised by their kindness, and I have never forgotten it.

cynaemon 03/ 4/2021 #

Happy Birthday Willowmoss. Hope it truly is golden.

PegOGood 03/ 5/2021 #

Here are a few quotes I found and as a person who is 55 I see humor in them. Happy Birthday

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. -Victor Hugo

Looking fifty is great–if you’re sixty. -Joan Rivers

Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you. -Joey Adams

I’m aiming by the time I’m fifty to stop being an adolescent. -Wendy Cope

lylanni 03/ 5/2021 #

Happy Birthday!

I don't really have a quote but the best birthday gift I ever got was when I was 13. My mom had this entire thing planned where she had put $100 in a wallet (a lot of money for a 13 yr old, especially back then lol) and took me to a big mall near us and I had no idea. She gave me the wallet while we were in the car and they took me to dinner. It really wasn't the money, but the whole surprise of it that really stood out for me :)

CraftyTara 03/ 5/2021 #

The best birthday gift I ever received was to myself from myself! I took myself on a solo vacation to California for my 40th birthday and drove up the PCH from San Diego to San Franscisco and it was so amazing. Can not wait until I can get back to doing more traveling again!!

Happy Birthday!!! I hope yours is amazing as well!

Ace330660 03/ 5/2021 #

Happy birthday ! My favorite quote is - They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body. Anonymous

My best birthday gift I received was a 10 speed bike. I was so happy I screamed !

teejlc 03/ 5/2021 #

Happiest of birthdays to you, Willowmoss! What a fun and generous birthday gift this is!

My quote comes from David Bowie, who said, “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been” ❤️

My favorite birthday gift was when my grandparents unexpectedly arrived at my 8th birthday party with a cake. We had moved from Ohio to Texas 6 months before that and I missed them so much. I’ll never forget how happy I was to see them.

KellyR 03/ 5/2021 #

I'm not a quote person, so I'll answer question #2. The best birthday gift that I have every received was my daughter! She was due before my birthday, but came a few days after. The whole week around my due date was just buzzing with anticipation, so it was a lot of fun, Funnily, she's 12 now and has never been in a hurry a day in her life, so it's amusing that her birth was that same way! The best more-tangible gift that I have received was a huge basket filled with every craft supply imaginable from my grandmother. I was about 10, and my mom wasn't into arts and crafts so I usually only got supplies for birthday/Christmas. That basket from grandma lasted several years!

laurenmarie323 03/ 5/2021 #

I'm not sure if this pertains to coming of age, but one of my favorite quotes is "A child's life is a piece of paper, on which every person leaves a mark." -Chinese proverb

My favorite birthday gift was the scavenger hunt my best friend put together for me a couple years ago. I was completely surprised when she arrived at my doorstep with the first clue!

Fabriqueen 03/ 5/2021 #

Every gift I have received has been special to me but I received twice in my life the gift of a friend. When I was 8 my parents gave me a kitten I named Puff. She was my special friend for 12 years then again when I was 46 I was given a kitten which I named Sugar. She was with us 20 years and we just lost her in January of this year. She was such a blessing to us and we miss her. Birthdays seem to fly by faster each year but I'm thankful for each and every one of them!

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